The fair treatment of those working in the armed forces and their families has won King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Council an award.
It got the Silver Award in the Armed Forces Covenant, one of only seven organisations in the county to receive it.
Stuart Dark, MBE, Leader of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk and Armed Forces Covenant Champion, said: “The re-validation of the award highlights our continued commitment to Defence personnel. Our organisation employs many ex-forces personnel who continue to make a valuable contribution to the community.
“The borough council recently introduced a guaranteed interview scheme for ex-armed forces personnel. It further shows our support and may help those who are recently out of service into civilian roles that are still effectively within the field of public service, something we believe may be attractive to ex forces personnel.
“Our organisation was praised by the Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk for hosting the first of our Armed Forces charities co-ordination meetings, which was chaired by the Mayor recently. The aim being to maximise cooperation and support for all in the armed forces family across west Norfolk. We’re blessed to have so many good forces charities operating in our borough.
“We will continue to work towards achieving the gold award in the future.”